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Amazing Grace

Release Date: February 23rd, 2007

PG|1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
In 18th-century England, House of Commons member William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) and his close friend and a future prime minister, William Pitt (Benedict Cumberbatch), begin a lengthy battle to abolish Great Britain's slave trade. Though Wilberforce's legislation is soundly defeated in 1791, his growing affection for Barbara Spooner (Romola Garai) inspires him to take up the fight once more.

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Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Company

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  • A case of good works done well.

  • Apted opts not to show the horrendous cruelty inflicted on thousands upon thousands of captive Africans, shackled and chained, making their way to the Americas in ships. Instead, he has Wilberforce and his fellow abolitionists describe the inhumane conditions - in the precise, passionate language of legislators who believe that human decency is more important than money and power. show more

  • The movie is the usual kind of film biography of a respected figure from the distant past - honorable, oversimplified, handsome. show more

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